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I woke up Wednesday morning with a pain in my wrist and my fingers like I had slept on my hand funny. I assumed it would just get better throughout the day, but it didn't. This morning, it was still hurting, but my fingers were a bit swollen and I couldn't straighten them. Ice helped with the swelling, but moving my wrist and fingers still causes quite a bit of pain.

Anybody ever have this from gluten or other offending foods? I've had pain in shoulders and feet before from it, but nothing with visible swelling or quite so constant /strong (of course it is my dominant hand which sitting at a desk gets used a lot more than my shoulders or feet). BTW, it doesn't act like carpal tunnel syndrome...it was sudden, is in all fingers and on the side of my wrist rather than in the center.

I did go out to eat on Sunday and wasn't 100% sure of ingredients in some foods.

Have a beautiful day :-)

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I was diagnosed with carpatunnel(sp?) before I found out I was celiac. Same pain and sypmtoms as you have. After I went gluten-free that went away and I was dealing with it everyday!!! Now it only comes back after I get CC'd...which thankfully is getting fewer and farther in between!!!!

Hope feel better soon!

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I had wrist and hand pain from right before I was diagnosed to a few weeks after. It was worse in the mornings--both of my hands from a few inches above my wrists would ache. It was very strange.

I also had tingling and numbness in my left arm, legs, feet and face.

The wrist/hand ache hasn't happened since, and I've been gluten-free for 2 years.

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Thanks for the info. :D I'm not so concerned about it now. I am generally gluten free (since February) but do have other intolerances/allergies too. Eating out is always a gamble, so I probably just got a "surprise"

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this is such a weird topic, seems things happen in groups and nothing dawns on me until late anyways, so.....

I was diag'ed with tendonitis at age 19 and always assumed my wrist problems were resulting in that, I did notice however if I ate foods high in salt the swelling numbness etc would multiply greatly (still does)

The last couple months my "wrist pain" has altered..... feels like I sprained it or "slept on it wrong" even went to the DR about it a few months back, x-rays splints and specialist determined the reason was 1 arm bone was longer than the other..... I asked: well duh been like that my whole life why is it bothering me now! they had no answer (notice I did not have a surprised look on my face at that answer)

Now you have me wondering as its different than what I had expirienced before, will try to pay closer attention see what happens.

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Salt causes most people to swell. I also have been dx'd with tendonidis of the elbow. Which in essance what carpel tunnel is....the tunnel is too small or becomes swollen and the nerves get squeezed.

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I too have pain in my wrists, and my left elbow. But the pain in my elbow is so bad that I can't pick up a pot or anything that heavy with that hand. Some days it bothers me more than others. I have been gluten free since Feb 28th, this year, and about a month and half ago I started to develop swelling in my lower legs(calves). Has this happened to anyone? When I wake in the morning, it's gone, but by the end of the day, they are swollen. Why does strange things like this happen when you think that your body is healing?

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I have had lots of pain in my wrists and elbows. My biggest problems is that I have numbness in my thumbs, index and middle fingers on both hands. This happens every night. Anyone else?

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whitball.....yours sounds ALOT like carpeltunnel.....I would try going to a walmart or something and picking up a wrist brace!! Anywhere from $5-10. Don't wrap it too tight...getteh kind with the metal insert that goes under your wrist(kinda of starts in your palm to about your wrist).

THat is one of teh main things that happened to me...due to the fact that most people "curl" their wrists towards tehm when they sleep which aggravates that nerve.

I was told to get the suurgery...but after I did teh research the rate of it actually working was only 50%. I couldn't work for 4 weeks after ect...not an option for me. But I have foudn that yoga really helps....due to all teh streching and it is possible to open the tunnel through strectching!!

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I have had wrist and finger pain for years. Even had a wrist replacement 22 yrs ago. Right before I was diognosed with Celiac I had the worst pain and swelling in my fingers and hands that I have ever had. Since going gluten free 4 months ago the swelling and redness has decreased. The pain is almost gone. Unless I eat rice products or get glutened. These will make the swelling and redness and pain come right back and weakness as well. My thumbs will not bend at the joint closest to the hand. I cannot pick up anything without dropping it. It will also make the pressure points for fibromylgia very tender expecially in the elbow and shoulder area. This will last several days. My daughter is the same way with rice. We both were diognosed with Rhematoid Athritus.

Our allergist told us that rice does set off joint pain in alot of his patients.

Yellow Rose

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whitball.....yours sounds ALOT like carpeltunnel.....I would try going to a walmart or something and picking up a wrist brace!! Anywhere from $5-10. Don't wrap it too tight...getteh kind with the metal insert that goes under your wrist(kinda of starts in your palm to about your wrist).

THat is one of teh main things that happened to me...due to the fact that most people "curl" their wrists towards tehm when they sleep which aggravates that nerve.

I was told to get the suurgery...but after I did teh research the rate of it actually working was only 50%. I couldn't work for 4 weeks after ect...not an option for me. But I have foudn that yoga really helps....due to all teh streching and it is possible to open the tunnel through strectching!!

surgery is not an option for me either. I'll try the wrist brace to see if this helps. Good idea! I may try them when I drive also. I cover two counties and put around 1200 miles on my car every month. My thumbs go numb everyday. thanks for the info.

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WOW....you caould have just followed me to the DR!!!LOL Same thing with the thumbs while driving too!!!

I would try the brace....for me just having it on at night helped alot....but it may help with driving too!!!

Good Luck and I hope it brings you some relief!!

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After a couple of days I got back full pain-free movement :-) Must have been glutened (or something else) when I ate at that Mexican restaurant! Still get the occasional sharp pain in the wrist, but all else is back to normal. Thanks for the responses and encouragement that it could just be a food issue.

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Unbelievable! I tell people that the symptoms of Celiac are "all of them." It seems more true than ever. I've been wearing my rollerblade wrist-guard for the last two weeks to get relief from a "construction injury" working with cordless drills that have a heavy battery and often kick-back and tweak the wrist. I thought it was possibly arthritis or even the beginings of psoriasis arthritis (auto-immune) that runs in the family. This website is a life-saver. Still I understand that this is all "anecdotal evidence", but what a trove of insightful indications of what possibly is the cause of almost all common disease.

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